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Old 02-10-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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How to rent library eBooks for the Nook

Hello,

I just got a Nook and am trying to find a way to loan and download eBooks from a library so that I dont have to keep buying books I will only read once. I have heard that the New York Public library has a lot of eBook options, does anyone know of any other libraries? Also, does anyone know how to go about renting a book and which format it needs to be in so that I can read it on my nook?

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Old 02-10-2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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Go to the Overdrive website, they have a locator you can use to find libraries within your area by Zip Code. You will also need to download and install the free Overdrive software to borrow ebooks from the library. I have used this quite extensively since getting my nook, most libraries will allow you to check out up to 10 ebooks at a time for up to 21 days. You can also browse their ebook collection and put hold on books you wish to check out. You'll get an e-mail when they are available and typically you have three days to download the ebook before it goes to the next person in the que...
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Here is the link, and I believe you want the epub format.

You can download the free software you need directly from you local libary.

If you have a library card, go online and check out your libary's selection of ebooks.

http://search.overdrive.com/

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Just a clarification for the Original Poster, you will need a valid library card for any public library you wish to download from. If the library in your town does not offer ebooks, check if they have a reciprocal agreement with nearby towns that offer ebooks. I believe NYPL used to offer a card for non-residents for $100 but do not know if that is still available.

Your Nook will read Adobe DRM ePubs and PDFs from any Overdrive library. You will also need to download and register an account through Adobe Digital Editions.
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Just a clarification for the Original Poster, you will need a valid library card for any public library you wish to download from. If the library in your town does not offer ebooks, check if they have a reciprocal agreement with nearby towns that offer ebooks. I believe NYPL used to offer a card for non-residents for $100 but do not know if that is still available.

Your Nook will read Adobe DRM ePubs and PDFs from any Overdrive library. You will also need to download and register an account through Adobe Digital Editions.
Its not. Here is our wiki link .........

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EBook_Lending_Libraries
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how can I download epub books to Nook directly?

I just spent time with our local librarian to try downloading books on my Nook (have both Nook 1st and Nook color). He says that the only way to download to my nook is by downloading book to my computer, then dragging it to my nook. The Adobe Digital Edition does not see my nook so am not able to do that even. Is there any direct way of downloading library ebooks directly to the Nook?
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The Adobe Digital Edition does not see my nook so am not able to do that even. Is there any direct way of downloading library ebooks directly to the Nook?
That's odd. Does your computer recognize the Nook?
The books need to go through Adobe because that is when they get they timestamp and DRM.
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I just spent time with our local librarian to try downloading books on my Nook (have both Nook 1st and Nook color). He says that the only way to download to my nook is by downloading book to my computer, then dragging it to my nook. The Adobe Digital Edition does not see my nook so am not able to do that even. Is there any direct way of downloading library ebooks directly to the Nook?
ADE not seeing the Nook is a well known problem, with a simple solution.
Delete the Adobe folders on your Nook (1 or 2) than connect the Nook again to your PC running ADE. ADE will ask you to authorize your Nook.
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Your recommendation helped. My computer finally recognized my Nook when I connected the nook first. Thank you.
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